Summary: not bad remote, especially the Wi-Fi Feature and the fact that it can view media center information (pictures, Music info) but unfortuantely its very weak on macros or multiple actions with one key stroke. the new version of this (Pronto) is much better but much more expensive so i ended up getting the Logitech Harmony 1000.
Summary: Yes - it works, yes it is missing some codes, yes some codes would not learn, yes it froze up a couple of times...but..I have a lot of gear in the theater and it works! My wife can even turn the system on! It works with our projector, receiver, 400 dvd player all sony, cable box with DVR, Xbox 360, media center PC.
Summary: The remote didn't work as I had hoped it would. It's just not a reliable remote for even the simplest setup. For example, I programed the remote to work with my DVR. When trying to fast forward through the commercials, I was often unable to get the touch screen to react fast enough to stop at the desired point. This caused a lot of unnecessary frustration. The remote seems like it isn't quite production ready. I would consider the Logitec Harmony instead.
Summary: This product works very well within its limits of customization. I have a projector and it requires you to press the power button twice to turn off, and the all off command for this unit only presses it once. So make sure you are aware of this limitation if you have a device with a similar configuration. Other than that it works great. I am able to access pictures and mp3's from the remote through the wi-fi.
Summary: This remote is awsome and is easy to set up as long as you take your time and think out your hook up and device input modes. visualize the interactions between your components and the steps necessary to activate the functions you want to create. Once it is set up it works fantasticaly well without setting up macros as the set up Wizard does it all.What ever you do ,do not contact customer support, I called twice and spoke to 2 different techs and they both told me to...
Summary: Overall the Philips is a great unit. The only complaints that I have are that it wont read my remote for my A/V control center made by joytech and it also will not function with the XBOX 360. The other issue that I have had with it is that it doesn't always keep connection with my home network. It kind of chooses when it wants to work so to speak. Other than that all of the other functions do very well and its a great remote.
Summary: Using a universal remote should make things easier, not harder. I didn't find the Philips RC9800i useful at all. Ergonimically, it was impossible to use with one hand. To top that off, you needed to use the stylus for most activities since buttons on the screen were somewhat small (oh, and there's no holder for the stylus... so very easy to lose track of). Controls are not intuitive and setting it up right, while not incredibly hard, does not lead to an easy interface.
The RC9800I will not even control its own products
Ted Hartman "Ted", Amazon
7 December 2006
Summary: I got the remote on Dec 7th and it ships back to where I bought it on December 11th. It will not control their own DVD player (DVD 5140) it will not turn off devices after they are used when you switch to something else. I have had most of the remotes costing over 500.00 and am a pro installer and remote programmer. I promise you, you will not like this remote. I have no clue how and why Philips thought they could bring this remote to market as they have. What a waste.
Summary: This could be such a cool piece of kit. It's running linux, supports wi-fi & has a touch screen but, it's let down by the current firmware and seems unloved by Philips (they can't decide whether this is supported by their Pronto group or more generic support, and don't seem to have much support info on their web site).
Summary: I am on an eternal quest for the perfect family oriented universal remote. I bought the RC9800i hoping it would be that. Not quite. I works perfectly, does exactly what it is made to do, but still a little confusing for my wife and a little too odd shaped for me. And, there is no place for the stylus on the remote...who the heck engineered that??